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Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier to join Sabres coaching staff

The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to hire Hall of Fame forward Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach under Ted Nolan. Sources with close ties to the organization said the move could be announced sometime within the next week. Nolan has been looking for help since firing assistant coaches he inherited when he took over for Ron Rolston last season. Teppo Numminen and Jim...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report- Bryan Trottier Will Be Named Assistant Coach In Buffalo

from Bucky Gleason of Sabres Edge, The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to hire Hall of Fame forward Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach under Ted Nolan. Sources with close ties to the organization said the move could be announced sometime within the next week. Nolan has been looking for help since firing assistant coaches he inherited when he took over for Ron...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Add Joe Sacco to Assistant Coach Role

Well the Bruins may not be too busy singing players to improve their roster at least they are trying to improve their coaching staff.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sacco: ‘It’s An Exciting Time To Be Part Of The Bruins Organization’

Joe Sacco is coming home to Boston, and he’s looking forward to being part of the Bruins’ future success as an assistant coach on Claude Julien’s staff. “Well, it’s obviously an exciting time to be part of the Bruins organization right now and the success that they’ve had in the past number of years,” Sacco said during a conference call Thursday, a few hours after the...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins hire Joe Sacco as Assistant Coach

Joe Sacco during his time as the Head Coach of the Avalanche (USATSI)There's one less void in the Boston Bruins organization to worry about. The Bruins announced today that their new Assistant Coach is Medford, MA native, Joe Sacco.Sacco has coaching experience at both the AHL and NHL levels, beginning in 2004 as the Assistant Coach of the Lowell Lock Monsters. He then became...
Via BruinsLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins add NHL vet Sacco to coaching staff

The Boston Bruins have hired Joe Sacco as an assistant coach, the team announced Thursday. Sacco, 45, of Medford, Massachusetts, and a former Boston University standout, served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres last season. He also served as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 2009 to 2013 and recorded a 130-134-40 record, and won the Jack Adams Award in 2010.
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Hire BU Alum Joe Sacco As Assistant Coach

The Boston Bruins announced the hiring of Joe Sacco as assistant coach on Thursday. Sacco will replace former B’s assistant Geoff Ward, who will coach in Germany next season. The Medford, Mass., native played college hockey at Boston University before enjoying a 13-year NHL career with five different teams. His most recent coaching job was with the Buffalo Sabres as an assistant...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Name Joe Sacco As Assistant Coach

Boston, MA - The Boston Bruins announced today, July 24, that the club has hired Joe Sacco as Assistant Coach. A native of Medford, MA, Sacco spent the 2013-14 season as an Assistant Coach for the Buffalo Sabres. Prior to that position, the former NHL forward served as the Head Coach of the Colorado Avalanche (2009-13) where he compiled a 130-134-40 record and was a Jack Adams...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere’s playing days appear finished

It would appear that Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is ready to call it quits, according to a conversation he had with Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. While he was open about the thought having crossed his mind as Colorado’s incredible turnaround season began its final descent into the postseason, Giguere gave little indication as to which direction he was leaning...
Via Mile High Sports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

One year in and Roy has Avalanche on right track

It was nearly a year ago that the Colorado Avalanche franchise made perhaps the biggest change of the last decide, bringing in former legend Patrick Roy to coach the bottom-feeding organization. A perennial loser, the Avs were at the tail end of a front office makeover that saw Eric and Pierre Lacroix exit in favor of Josh Kroenke, Joe Sakic, and Roy. The only certainty at the time...
Via Mile High Sports
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres coaching changes get underway

In order to confidently rebuild the Sabres, General Manager Tim Murray and coach Ted Nolan will want trusted advisers, guys they’ve known through their years in hockey. To bring in those people, they need to get rid of the holdovers they inherited. Nolan started the changes Wednesday. Assistant coaches Joe Sacco, Teppo Numminen, Jerry Forton and goalie coach Jim Corsi will not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres announce coaching changes

The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Make Some Coaching Changes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t Sleep on the Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy has the Colorado Avalanche heating up for a Stanley Cup run (via weei) After their 4-0 pummeling of the St. Louis Blues, the top team in the Western Conference, the young Colorado Avalanche team should not be left out of consideration for making a deep (and somewhat surprising) playoff run. The win is all the more important, as the Avs crushed the powerhouse Blues without...
Via Grandstand University
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche Continue To Win

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Is this for real? “We’re trying to surprise the world of hockey,” Roy proclaimed after his team improved to 8-1-0 with Monday’s 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh. “I’m sure the guys are having a lot of fun because it’s so positive around the team. Everybody is talking about our team and it’s something that I think we all enjoy...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy Bringing Intensity and Structure to the Avalanche

Patrick Roy has brought intensity and structure with him behind the bench. Getty Images When Patrick Roy was named coach of the Avalanche, how he would do was uncertain. Would the greatest goaltender of all time (sorry Marty) be a good coach? Shouldn’t the Avs look for someone more seasoned after the fiasco with Joe Sacco? The more Roy spoke, the more convincing he became. At his...
Via The Hockey Guys
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Showing Signs Of Being A Player’s Coach

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, “You definitely know who’s watching you every night,” Duchene said Tuesday, several hours before the Avalanche played the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. “For me, I idolized both those guys growing up. It means a lot to me to put my best foot forward. I’m always looking over my shoulder, trying to be the best...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 Colorado Avalanche Tickets: Top 5 Games

By Nick Tranfaglia of TiqIQ, Nothing went right for the Colorado Avalanche last season. They had problems scoring, the goaltending was a disaster, and their defense was in shambles. They finished out of the playoffs for the third consecutive year and head coach Joe Sacco was fired. So why are Colorado Avalanche tickets popular again in Denver? Well, after Sacco’s firing the Avalanche...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

About last night: Colorado Avalanche making enemies

The Avalanche used to be a pretty boring outfit. Under Joe Sacco, these guys won a game here and there and largely minded their own business.Life under the mercurial Patrick Roy is much, much different. Roy’s NHL coaching debut ended with a WWE-like exchange with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, an outburst that earned him a $10,000 fine from the NHL.Game 2 was highlighted by Steve...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Reasons to Get Excited for the Colorado Avalanche

by Aaron Musick (@Avalanegist) Coming off a year in which the team finished second to last in the league and drafted first overall, there usually isn’t much to be excited for but then again, it’s not like the Colorado Avalanche did nothing this past offseason. Out is Joe Sacco, general Greg Sherman has been turned into Milton from “Office Space” and, of course, they drafted...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Freiheit: Forton named assistant coach, training camp begins

Training camp begins today! The unofficial beginning of the 2013-14 NHL season. Have to be grateful that we're playing a full season this time around. There is a new assistant coach today. Ron Rolston announced that Jerry Forton will be joining Joe Sacco and Teppo Nummminen behind the bench this season. Here is the press release that was sent out: "Jerry brings...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

GARTH: Varly In The Cross Hairs

Show of hands: Who among us think that the Colorado Avalanche will be a dramatically improved team this season? My hand is in the air. Half way. The Avs, rivaled only by the Dallas Stars, made the most dramatic improvements to their roster and organizational flow chart since the regular season ended in April. First and foremost, the Avs fired their head coach, Joe Sacco, after he...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres hire Sacco as assistant coach

Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres hire Joe Sacco as assistant coach

Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers tab Dallas Eakins as new head coach

Shortly after firing Ralph Krueger from the head coaching position (over Skype, no less), the Edmonton Oilers have already found their replacement. Dallas Eakins, who has spent the last four years coaching the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, will be the man to replace Krueger behind the bench. Eakins spent sporadic parts of 11 seasons from 1992-2002 playing for eight...
Via Around The Rink
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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